High Cross Trail

(Courtown Woodland)

Grade:        Easy

Distance:   1km (0.6 miles)

Waymarking: Brown

Trailhead:   Woodlands Car Park 

Sat Nav:  52.648461, -6.237433

Parking: Woodlands Car Park

High Cross of Kilbride Sign

Trail Description

 This short trail is a short loop through the western end of Courtown woodland. Not far form the trailhead you will come to Kilbride High Cross, a 2.5m high early christian High Cross, the sole reminder of an ealry Christian church in the area. This trail also passes Ballinatray Bridge, once amongst the tallest viaducts in Ireland. 


Don't Miss...

  • Early Christian High Cross
  • Ballinatray Bridge


Useful Trail Information

OSI Discovery Map Series 69

Grid Reference: 


Walking time: 30 minutes

Format: Loop

Surface: Mixed Surfaces

Gates/Stiles: No

Start/Finish:  Trailhead

Equipment Recommended:  Normal outdoor footwear.


Other Useful Information

Mobile Coverage: 

Picnic Area:  

Public Toilets: Courtown village

Facilities: Courtown Village

Dogs: Dogs must be kept under control at all times. You must clean up after your dog if it fouls in a public place.

Kilanerin Trails Map

Other Walking Trails Nearby

Getting Here

From Gorey take the R742 Courtown Road travelling approximately 5km to the outskirts of Courtown village. As you approach the vilalge take a left turn at the V. The entrance to Woodlands Car Park is immaedialtey on the left. 

These trails are located in Coillte owned forests.

Wexford Walking Trails clg appreciates the support and co-operation of Coillte under their Open Forest Policy.

Trail Grades

Trail grades give an indication of what to expect when out on a trail.  The grade will give an idea of  the level of fitness and ability required to use the trail.  

Before attempting a trail, it is important to consider the grading to ensure it matches your ability and level of fitness. 

Wexford Walking Trails are graded by Sport Ireland according to their criteria which is explained here. 


Flat smooth trails, suitable for all users including people with reduced mobility, wheelchair users, people with a vision impairment, using crutches, with a buggy, with small children, older people and so on. Normal outdoor footwear can be worn. Source : Sport Ireland


These trails may have some climbs and may have an uneven surface where the going is rough underfoot with some obstacles such as protruding roots, rocks, etc. The routes are appropriate for people with a moderate level of fitness and some walking experience.  Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing is recommended. Source : Sport Ireland


Generally flat trails with a smooth surface and some gentle slopes or shallow steps. These trails are generally suitable for family groups including children and older people. Normal outdoor footwear can be worn. Source : Sport Ireland


These are physically demanding trails, which will typically have some sections with steep climbs for long periods and the going underfoot can be extremely rough including many obstacles.  Suitable for users accustomed to walking on rough ground and with a high level of fitness. Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing required. Source : Sport Ireland